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2 hours ago
The American Planning Association's 2021 National Planning Conference started streaming this morning, with an obvious focus on equity and the historical role of the planning profession in perpetuating systemic racism.
James Brasuell
Blog post
Yesterday
After last year's National Planning Conference was canceled in the early days and weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual event returns online, with tons of planning content and even several avenues for networking and socializing.
James Brasuell
Feature
2 days ago
Five themes proposed to achieve justice and sustainability for the Los Angeles River and its surrounding communities.
Richard Dion
Blog post
April 27, 2021, 12pm PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released its first set of apportionment population and resident population counts for the nation and each state.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 25, 2021, 11am PDT
Discussing the trade-offs between making government leaner and making traffic safer.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
April 21, 2021, 5am PDT
Vital urbanism and a prescription for the post-pandemic city.
Dan Kaplan
Blog post
April 20, 2021, 5am PDT
The latest edition of an ongoing compendia of articles trying to make sense of the deep uncertainties of the pandemic—and what it all means for the future of cities.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 15, 2021, 8am PDT
Over the past year, there's been a mass exodus out of major urban areas. In states like New York, Illinois, and California, more than 59% of migration was outbound.
Devin Partida
Feature
April 14, 2021, 12pm PDT
With non-fungible tokens (NFTs) reshaping the art and collectibles world, city and regional planners can learn valuable lessons about ways to improve the management, organization, and sharing of information about the built environment.
Justin B. Hollander
Feature
April 13, 2021, 12pm PDT
In Dallas, Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson is not letting last year's crises go to waste.
Laurie Mazur
Blog post
April 13, 2021, 5am PDT
Rents have been declining more slowly in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan. Does this mean that what happens in Manhattan has no effect on the rest of the city?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 8, 2021, 6am PDT
The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 7, 2021, 7am PDT

A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

James Brasuell
Feature
April 6, 2021, 7am PDT
To steer American cities into the future, public and private sectors—and citizens—must work together to build broad, lasting support around complicated issues such as transparency and data privacy.
Sara Maffey
Feature
April 5, 2021, 5am PDT
By focusing on traffic safety, the Biden administration's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure has a chance to make good on its potential to shift the nation's infrastructure planning for the benefit of the people and the planet.
John Stout
Blog post
April 4, 2021, 7am PDT
Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
March 31, 2021, 11am PDT

After a week of speculation and rumor, the Biden administration today revealed its promised infrastructure plan.

James Brasuell
Blog post
March 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The Biden administration's highly anticipated infrastructure spending plan is expected to go public this week. After weeks of speculation about the size and focus of the plan, recent reports reveal a growing package and new revenue streams.
James Brasuell
Blog post
March 28, 2021, 11am PDT
Municipal programs and urban design offer cities multiple, perhaps surprising ways, to clean the environment.
Devin Partida
Blog post
March 25, 2021, 5am PDT
Patrick Condon's new book, "Sick City: Disease, Race, Inequality and Urban Land" recommends tax reforms and housing subsidies to create more affordable and inclusive communities. It is attractive propaganda that deserves critical analysis.
Todd Litman
Blog post
March 23, 2021, 12pm PDT
The latest in a series of compendia collecting news and commentary focusing on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities.
James Brasuell